I've been doing some more gear churning recently and I thought I'd share my journey on the zoom vs prime debate. I'm old enough to have learned my photography in the days of film and I ran first a Pentax and then a Canon 35mm system. On the Pentax I only ever used primes and on the Canon only ever zooms. When I upgraded to digital Canon gear, the zoom leaning continued with a couple of primes thrown in for good measure. When I switched to u43, I mostly went primes - for all the reasons why so many of us do - small, light, handling, great quality etc. For most of this year I've been running a Rok 7.5/9-18/12/17/25/45/75 everyday combo and whilst I really enjoyed it (and got great results), I eventually found that carrying all those lenses with all the associated swapping was wearing a bit thin. So, I've decided to go back to a more zoom-oriented setup, and a Panasonic one at that - 7-14, 12-35 and 35-100. Those three lenses will mostly replace the entire 7 lenses I listed above. Based on detailed comparisons I've done, I'm not going to lose anything on IQ. Modern zooms are pretty much up there with the primes. Of course, I'll lose out on a couple of things: - Size and weight of each individual lens. Of course, the ensemble will be lighter, so I can live with this on the shoulder, but I have to admit the handling of each lens on the camera will be a step down. - Slower max aperture. I mostly shoot landscapes and cityscapes, so this isn't a loss for the photography I do. On the plus side: - Zooms for landscape and cityscapes are more flexible than primes. Zooming with the feet isn't a concept that works for mountains several miles away! - Far fewer lens changes. I'll keep the 17/1.8 for general purpose low light work and given how good the 45/1.8 is and how little I'll get for it second hand I may as well keep that too. I think I'll also keep the Rokfish too - it's such a fun lens and also pretty cheap. The rest have or shortly will go. Anyhow - this isn't me trying to make a case to convert anyone else. Photography is such a personal thing that we all need to make our decisions based on what suits our needs/desires. I just thought it might make an interesting topic for some chat!!